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  • Strategic Recreation Managementby Jay Shivers; Joseph W. Halper

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95

    Strategic Recreation Management is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including organizational, operational, planning, developmental,... more...

  • Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimoreby John P. Coleman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... more...

  • Semiotics at the Circusby Paul Bouissac

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows how semiotics... more...

  • Riding Prettyby Renee M. Laegreid

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...

  • Serious Playby Louise Peacock

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    Clowns’ slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range... more...

  • Play for Children with Special Needsby Christine Macintyre

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    This fully revised edition of Play for Children with Special Needs includes new research findings and explains their implications for practice. more...

  • The Walt Disney World Trivia Bookby Louis A. Mongello

    The Intrepid Traveler 2011; US$ 9.99

    Not a travel planner or guidebook, but a unique and entertaining collection of hundreds of multiple-choice trivia questions, fill with secrets and interesting facts about all aspects of Walt Disney World. more...

  • The Playful Crowdby Gary Cross; John K. Walton

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 49.99

    During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers heade more...

  • Renaissance Festivalsby Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    This ethnographic study of contemporary American Renaissance fairs focuses on the Maryland Renaissance Festival, in which participants recreate sixteenth-century England through performances of theater, combat-at-arms, processions, street hawking, and meticulously faithful historical reconstructions. It is also partly an autobiographical account of... more...

  • Managing Leisureby Byron Grainger-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at its... more...